About Dave Maloney

About Dave Maloney

Certified Appraiser Dave Maloney of Appraisal Course AssociatesDavid Maloney is a nationally-known appraiser, author, television  host, radio-talk show guest, and veteran appraisal course writer and  instructor. His reputation is based on 30 years of practical experience,  extensive academic and personal study, writing, teaching and lecturing.   David received his Bachelors degree from the U.S. Coast Guard  Academy and his Masters from the Naval   Postgraduate School.  After a career in the Coast Guard, he operated an antiques business for several  years prior to founding Frederick Appraisal, Claims & Estate Services in  1982.

He qualified as a Certified Member of the International Society  of Appraisers (ISA) in 1995 and as a Certified Member of the Association of Online Appraisers (AOA) in  2001. David is past-President and currently Sec./Treas. for the AOA.

For over twenty-five years Maloney has been a full-time  professional personal property appraiser specializing in the valuation of  antiques, collectibles, residential contents, vehicles, and business equipment  for insurance, probate, business valuation, divorce, and charitable  contribution purposes. David also provides appraisal consulting services to  bank trust departments, personal representatives, accountants, estate planners,  insurance agents, the moving industry and attorneys. He has qualified as an  expert witness in Virginia and Maryland.

In addition to appraisals, David provides damage claims and  inspection services for major van lines operating in the Maryland,  Washington DC, Virginia, and West    Virginia area. He has served as a member of the Board  of Directors of the moving industry’s Claims Prevention and Procedure Council,  and he has written and spoken extensively on the role of an appraiser in the  claims process. He is also a contributing author of the California Household  Goods Carriers Claims Training & Reference Manual.

David served in a leadership capacity with the International  Society of Appraisers from 1983 to 2001, both at the Chapter and the National  level. He served as the ISA’s Vice President and was twice elected to the ISA’s  Board of Directors. As ISA’s Education Committee Chairman, in 1994 David was  charged with writing the all-new ISA’s Core  Course in Appraisal Studies — a six-month, full-time volunteer  effort. For the next seven years he maintained and taught this course across  the country and in Canada.  He has also written ISA’s Chapter’s  Manual and the Appraisal  Report Writing Standard booklet. In addition, he wrote and taught  the ISA Requalification Course,  and he was primary writer for the ISA’s Distance  Education Course in Appraisal Studies. He has also written and  taught appraisal courses for the Auctioneers Association of Canada.

David served as the ISA’s representative to The Appraisal  Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) in Washington,   DC where he served as Chair of  the TAFAC Emerging Issues Committee, and where he was recognized for his  contributions to the development of The Appraisal Foundation’s Personal Property Appraiser Minimum  Qualification Criteria. For his efforts, David has earned numerous  ISA awards including the coveted President’s Award. The ISA has also honored  David with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his years of  dedicated service to the ISA and the appraisal profession.

For fourteen years, David authored the biennial Maloney’s Antiques & Collectibles  Resource Directory, a compilation of over 20,000 resources for over  3,000 categories of antiques and collectibles. Called “the bible” of  the industry by U.S. News &  World Reports, “Maloney’s” was considered a “must  have” on every collector’s bookshelf. Toay, this massive Who’s Who for the world of antique and collectibles is available by subscrition at MaloneysDirectory.com.

David is the author of the award-winning 616-page Appraising  Personal Property: Principles and Methodology – 5th Edition (Appraisers Press 2011) — the only definitive, complete and fully-indexed course book and  reference guide to personal property appraising.  For his efforts, he received the ISA’s Publication  Award which is presented for the most outstanding written work involving the  appraisal profession as a whole. In selecting Maloney’s book, consideration was  given to the degree the work enhances the appraisal profession including the  profession’s growth, credibility and image.

David  also authored The Personal Property Appraisers Guide to  USPAP (Appraisers Press 2009, out of print), a plain-English guidebook to the  Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

David served as host of the Public Television series Collecting Across America and as chief  appraiser on the PAX TV collectibles show, Treasures  in Your Home: The World of Collecting. David also served as Chief  Appraisal Officer for CollectingChannel.com and its parent company, Paid, Inc.  In addition, he was the architect and Director of CollectingChannel.com’s  popular online appraisal service, Ask  the Appraiser.

Most recently, Maloney wrote the highly-acclaimed Complete Online Course in Personal  Property Appraising Featuring USPAP, a unique and comprehensive online  course covering the theory, principles, methodology, report writing, standards,  and ethics relating to personal property appraising. He was also instrumental in writing and designing  Appraisal Course Associates’ Online USPAP Update Courses.

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